Expiry date :2018/10
Palermo Extra Virgin Olive:
The first olive tree was planted in Palestine- the Holy Land- as this tree is considered one of the major crops in Palestine. Olive planting is characterized by the fact that it is a rain-fed not irrigated agriculture and it does not use chemical fertilizers.The extra virgin olive oil is extracted from the first oil squeeze and its acidity rate is less than 1/100.Diets high in extra virgin olive oil, including the famous Mediterranean diet, are associated with a lower incidence of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer, according to many large reviews of clinical studies.
Eating extra virgin olive oil as part of a balanced diet may help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. Ravetti says extra virgin helps “regulate and balance our insulin levels, so you’re not really having those spikes.”
Extra virgin olive oil contains a substance called oleocanthal, which has anti-inflammatory agents, meaning olive oil is like a natural Ibuprofen. Research increasingly suggests inflammation impacts a number of chronic diseases, so olive oil’s anti-inflammatory properties grow more compelling all the time.
Extra virgin olive oil helps with anti-ageing, osteoporosis and skin damage. “One that’s proven is that it adds a protective coating on the skin, both through consumption and application,” says Ravetti.
Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat, which research suggests helps prevent or slow down the cognitive decline associated with diseases like Alzheimer’s.